Whenever there is a survey of what winds people up when they are driving, tailgating is always high on the list. I have often wondered what a – calm if possible – conversation with someone indulging in this behaviour would be like. I would like to know what they see as the advantages. I could … Continue reading When Close is Just Too Close!
When approaching a bend, most drivers are thinking “how fast can I go round this bend?”, rather than “Can I stop if needed?”. This is the core reason we use limit points - to assess the severity of the bend so we can adjust our speed and consider the appropriate gear to take the … Continue reading Limit Points and Cornering
We all remember the demise of the paper tax disk in October 2014. It seems memory failings for a lot of people are landing them in trouble with the DVLA. There has been a sharp increase in cars being clamped for non-payment of car tax. Currently it is running at over 9000 per month. This … Continue reading It’s a Taxing Business
The following social media message is again being shared across the world, many years after it first appeared. As with all things on the web, I am always distrustful of things like this, but it did get me to thinking about whether there was any truth in it! “A 36-year-old female was travelling between … Continue reading Aquaplaning
One of the things that gets right up my nose is people using a mobile phone when driving – especially texting or using some app or other. I don’t have any personal data to back it up, but it seems to be more prevalent now if my own experience is anything to go by. A … Continue reading Will Getting Tougher Solve the Problem?
You may have read the headlines in July, “Abolished paper tax disc cost the government £93million in lost revenue” - but did it? Since the paper road tax disc was abolished in 2015, the DVLA has lost £93 million in vehicle excise revenue, but are the two facts linked. The national media seem to think … Continue reading £93million road tax woes
We have all read about the various things that distract you when driving. The first ones that probably come to mind are: texting, mobile phones, music, children, and other passengers Distractions fall into four main categories: Visual distractions Visual distractions are anything that causes a driver to stop looking where they are going and … Continue reading Driving Distractions